Transfer Paris - Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle
Paris (Hotel or home adress ) - Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle
Transfer shuttle between Paris and the castle of Vaux le Vicomte
Maincy located, 50 km south of Paris, Vaux le Vicomte, is a masterpiece of architecture dating from the seventeenth century. It requires the collaboration of three major characters artistic landscaper André Le Notre, Louis Le Vau architect and decorator Charles Le Brun. The three were joined by talented Nicolas Fouquet.
Nicolas Fouquet is of Anjou, he sold his office to advise the parliament of Paris purchased the master of requests in 1635. The nuclear family of Fouquet also a commitment against the Reformation, Nicolas was born in 1615, he studied in Paris at the College of Clement. The woman named Louis Nicolas Fouché, whose father was a wealthy member. IIs had 15 children. His wife died in 1641, leaving a powerful legacy. The latter was used to purchase the land of Vaux-le-Vicomte.
The descendants of the ancient lords and officers do not accept the royal authority during the Fronde. February 4, 1651 The Fouquet marries Mary Magdalene Castile daughter of a wealthy Parliament. Given his loyalty to the king during the Fronde, Fouquet was appointed superintendent of finances in the company of the Marquis Abel Servian February 1653. On the death of Servian February 1659, he was the only superintendent of finances.
On the occasion of the inauguration of Vaux le Vicomte, August 17, 1661, Fouquet organized a grand party inviting 3000 people. The whole court went there, but the end of the festival goes wrong for Fouquet said "The King". At 2 am he was dethroned and arrested many illegal acts and was imprisoned for life.
The castle of Vaux le Vicomte is one of the few castles that can be visited from top to bottom, kitchens up to the caves leading to structural domes. Night visits are suggested every Saturday from May until October. The discovery of the castle can be complemented by a visit to the basement, and the permanent exhibition where you can see an interactive model. Do not miss the beautiful garden which is regarded as the first French garden of Le Notre.